Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
We look at the 2020 West Virginia Legislative session through the lens of civil rights and social justice on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We also bring you the latest news from the Capitol as we begin the second full week of the 2020 session.
Host Suzanne Higgins speaks with longtime community activist, Rev. Matthew J. Watts, President and CEO of HOPE Community Development Corporation in Charleston.
Higgins also speaks with Senior Reporter Dave Mistich and Reporter Emily Allen for a news update from the statehouse.
Events throughout the state and country celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As Randy Yohe reports in Charleston, Dr. Kings’ teachings continue to ring true with a diverse population.
Tomorrow on The Legislature Today, we begin a two-night focus on West Virginia’s major energy sectors.
On Tuesday, we look at oil and gas development, and on Wednesday, we’ll focus on the forecast and challenges faced by the coal industry.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Energy and Environment Reporter Brittany Patterson will join us for these reports and conversations.